Dr.Kamil Pietrasik
language: Polish
|language: English
Breast reduction is a surgery performed to improve aesthetic appearance by resection of excessive breast tissues and reshaping of new breast mound.

Expected result is smaller and proportional breast, better matching female chest.  Large reductions (> 1500g) may have medical indications if hypertrophied breast causes back pain, vertebral column degeneration, hygiene maintenance and dermatologic problems.

Breast reduction is conducted in general anesthesia.

Depending on magnitude of reduction, patients preference and feasibility, skin incisions may be placed in periareolar area, lower half of the breast and submammary area. Although resulting scars are permanent they became hardly perceptible after normal healing is complete.

Patients after this type of surgery stay overnight in the facility.

Return to normal (non-strenuous) activity takes 10-14 days. Sport activities may be resumed after 3 months. In post operative period compression (sport type) bra must be used for 3 months.

Although result of breast reduction is seen immediately after the surgery, their shape will improve gradually within 6-12 months. Obtained result is long-lasting but not permanent. Surgery doesn't stop natural aging processes. Weight changes, pregnancies and hormones can influence obtained results.

This short information doesn’t replace medical consultation in the office.

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